Steps in the completion of a newspaper story from recording the incident through the taking & finishing of pictures, writing, editing, setting in type, printing the paper & distributing it are depicted. Produced by Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Inc. in collaboration with Kenneth E. Olson, LL.D, Northwestern University.
April 16, 2008 Subject:
The news story that is featured in the film would not even make a simple blurb today. It would take some form of violence or abuse to get attention.
Another reviewer has mentioned that this film lags at a certain point and I agree, but it is only because we are led to believe that this film is about a news story. This film would have been better titled as "How to run a printing press in 1950".
December 21, 2003 Subject:
This so so exploration about what goes on when a newspaper is published shows us what happens from when a story is reported, in this case, Boy Scouts finding a lost girl. A reporter gets on this case, and we see him type out his story, take pictures and then we see the newspaper come together. Although thankfully not as numbing as Dateline Long Island, the film sort of bogs down, and I'm not too sure why. Perhaps it's just the standard EB way of presenting films..